Sunday, July 27, 2008

Obama Shows Himself to be the Calculating Liar He Said the Clintons Were

Original Link: http://donedems.com/2008/07/09/guest-post-new-politics-my-a-obama-shows-himself-to-be-the-calculating-liar-he-said-the-clintons-were/

What has stripes, stand tall and slim, reads from scriptures yet talks from both ends

If you can’t figure that one out I don’t blame you. Barack Obama went from messianic figure with pure vision and truth, to ambitious flip flopper trying to pull the wool over our eyes. From Iraq to gun rights Obama flips faster than a Japanese gymnast. Perhaps even a bit faster.

The Obama media and Obama liberals say well, “Ya know John McCain is a flip flopper too.” And he is.

He flipped on the Bush tax cuts because, duh, he wanted to pander to the base. And even though McCain is running on “Straight Talk,” and despite his thirty year record consistent bipartisanship and moderation, the past few months his talk has been, well, sometimes straight and sometimes zig-zag.

McCain is an old experienced politician, running as an old experienced politician. It was Obama who ran ran on a new message, “new politics.” He set high standards for himself with his lofty, atmospheric rhetoric. He was a shiny new toy, purity in the land of political filth, sent by the gods to clean up Washington and recreate it in the image of…Chicago?

Just a hunch, but it is increasingly evident that the new kind of politics to which Obama referred is the kind they participate in in Chicago. That is change if you think about it. Certain Presidents have benefited from an illegal Chicago boost (coughJFKcough), but we’ve never had a bona fide Chicago politician in the Oval Office before.

Barack Obama’s flip flops didn’t start a few days ago or even a month ago; they began in March when he slammed Hillary Clinton over NAFTA. Come to find out his own adviser went to Canada to ease their worries about Obama reconfiguring NAFTA. New politics looks an awful lot like Chicago politics.

My favorite Obama flip-flop happened during the infamous ABC debate. First, he had said he would lower taxes for all Americans making under 250,000. Then, he had said he would raise taxes of those making 97,000 a year. And finally, in the debate and under pressure from Charlie Gibson, he conceded the fact he would raise the capital gains tax of middle income families making in and around 97,000 a year.

Barack Obama reminds me of the guy that a girl would date who was so charming and perfect in the beginning but all of a sudden he gets violent and treats the girl like a second class citizen. Was I the only one who was skeptical of this guy from the start? His whole message seemed odd, too perfect to be realistic.

I believe Barack Obama played on the vulnerability and weakened spirit of the American people who, due to the Bush administration’s many failures, believed the country was broken. His message was that of a megalomaniac: ‘only through me can America prosper. If not me then the American people are incapable of effecting positive change and erasing cynicism. I am your messiah so you must elect me or face hardship and pain forever.’

I feel bad for those who genuinely believed in everything Obama said. Is it their own fault for blindly putting their faith in a typical, wolf-in-sheep’s clothing politician — who knows? When it’s all said and done maybe the ‘new politics’ is backtracking on your word merely weeks after preaching “words matter.”

I recall Rolling Stone’s cover with Barack Obama standing in his Superman pose. Given his cold ambition, lies, flip-flops, and his political calculations, Obama is more reminiscent of Lex Luthor than the Man of Steel.

“What do you want?”

“I want the world, Mrs. Kent.”

Hey, Barack? Are you sure its the Clintons who will do and say anything to get elected, or were you projecting?

1 comment:

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